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Jessie Oonark, O.C., R.C.A., ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ

FIRST DAY COVER AND CACHET PRINT


JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985), ᔪᓯ ᐃᓇ, E2-384, BAKER LAKE / QAMANI’TUAQ
FIRST DAY COVER AND CACHET PRINT

lithograph, 637/1000, signed in syllabics, unframed

8.5 x 11 in — 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Literature:
Jessie Oonark, A Retrospective, Jean Blodgett and Marie Bouchard, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1986/1987, page 21.

Note:
Designed to accompany a United Nations stamp commemorating the UN conference of Human Settlements (HABITAT) held in Vancouver.

“Hundreds of collectors stood in line for her autograph in Eskimo syllabics - the only signature Oonark ever knew. (Son) William Noah, an artist himself, was moved by the critical acclaim his mother’s work received at the United Nations. ‘We never realized the potential of Eskimo art,’ stated Noah to reporters.”

Estimate: $100—200

Auction Results

Auction Date Auction House Lot # Low Est High Est Sold Price
2018-05-31 Waddington's 332 100 200 72.00

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